Transitional living home in Wausau closing

Randlin Homes on McClellan Street in Wausau is closing its doors at the end of October.

Leaders with the organization said they don’t have money to continue to fund the home. Randlin Homes started back in 2001 as a place to house veterans who needed help getting back on their feet.

The home houses up to 16 people at a time, but not just veterans, any homeless person who needs a place to go.

"At capacity, that is 16 homeless people off the streets seeking recovery; or out of treatment or prison," said Tammy Obermeier, the Program Manager/Director of Randlin Homes. "We are the only sober house in Wausau that takes people without an income, those struggling to get clean, and nowhere to turn. The only sober house in Wausau offering addiction treatment in a home-like environment. It is sad."

Obermeier said there’s a slight possibility of moving over to the 4th Avenue Veteran Home in Wausau, but that chance looks slim.

Right now,  the Veteran Home and the thrift shop on 6th Street are up for sale.

Residents of the home said they are heartbroken by the news.

If you’d like to help, you can mail in a donation at P.O. BOX 1488 WAUSAU, WI 54402-1488.

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